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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Academic Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Berta, Annalisa.
Marine mammals : evolutionary biology.
Amsterdam, [Netherlands] : Academic Press, ©2015
xi, 719 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 9780123972576 0123972574
OCLC Number: 908047230
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (739 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), photographs
Contents: Front Cover; Marine Mammals; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 --
INTRODUCTION; 1.1 MARINE MAMMALS-"WHAT ARE THEY?"; 1.2 ADAPTATIONS FOR AQUATIC LIFE; 1.3 SCOPE AND USE OF THIS BOOK; 1.4 TIME SCALE; 1.5 EARLY OBSERVATIONS OF MARINE MAMMALS; 1.6 EMERGENCE OF MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE; 1.7 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Part-01 --
Evolutionary History ; Chapter 2 --
Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Classification; 2.1 INTRODUCTION: INVESTIGATING EVOLUTIONARY HISTORIES; 2.2 SOME BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND CONCEPTS; 2.3 HOW DO YOU BUILD A PHYLOGENETIC TREE? 2.4 TESTING PHYLOGENETIC HYPOTHESES2.5 APPLYING PHYLOGENIES: ELUCIDATING EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL PATTERNS; 2.6 TAXONOMY AND CLASSIFICATION; 2.7 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 2.8 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Chapter 3 --
Pinniped Evolution and Systematics; 3.1 INTRODUCTION; 3.2 ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION; 3.3 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 3.4 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Chapter 4 --
Cetacean Evolution and Systematics; 4.1 INTRODUCTION; 4.2 ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION; 4.3 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 4.4 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References. Chapter 5 --
Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics5.1 INTRODUCTION; 5.2 ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF SIRENIANS; 5.3 THE EXTINCT SIRENIAN RELATIVES-DESMOSTYLIA; 5.4 THE EXTINCT MARINE BEAR-LIKE CARNIVORAN, KOLPONOMOS; 5.5 THE EXTINCT AQUATIC SLOTH, THALASSOCNUS NATANS; 5.6 MARINE OTTERS; 5.7 THE POLAR BEAR, URSUS MARITIMUS; 5.8 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 5.9 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Chapter 6 --
Evolution and Geography; 6.1 INTRODUCTION; 6.2 SPECIES IDENTITY; 6.3 SPECIATION; 6.4 ECOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING DISTRIBUTIONS OF MARINE MAMMALS. 6.5 PRESENT PATTERNS OF DISTRIBUTION6.6 RECONSTRUCTING BIOGEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS; 6.7 PAST PATTERNS OF DISTRIBUTION; 6.8 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 6.9 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Part-02 --
Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, and Behavior ; Chapter 7 --
Integumentary and Sensory Systems; 7.1 INTRODUCTION; 7.2 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM; 7.3 NERVES AND SENSE ORGANS; 7.4 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 7.5 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Chapter 8 --
Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion; 8.1 INTRODUCTION; 8.2 PINNIPEDS; 8.3 CETACEANS; 8.4 SIRENIANS; 8.5 SEA OTTER; 8.6 POLAR BEAR. 8.7 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS8.8 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Chapter 9 --
Energetics; 9.1 INTRODUCTION; 9.2 METABOLIC RATES; 9.3 THERMOREGULATION; 9.4 ENERGETICS OF LOCOMOTION; 9.5 OSMOREGULATION; 9.6 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; 9.7 FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES; References; Chapter 10 --
Respiration and Diving Physiology; 10.1 INTRODUCTION; 10.2 CHALLENGES OF DEEP AND PROLONGED DIVES FOR BREATH-HOLDERS; 10.3 PULMONARY AND CIRCULATORY ADAPTATIONS TO DIVING; 10.4 DIVING RESPONSE; 10.5 DIVING BEHAVIOR AND PHYLOGENETIC PATTERNS; 10.6 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS.
Responsibility: Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs.

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